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The California Chapter of the Academy of Attorney-CPAs invites you to attend this one-day education program offering five MCLE and CPE credits. Come gather with your fellow peers after tax season for a day of education and networking opportunities. This program will be taking place at Scott's Seafood Jack London Square in Oakland, California, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Presentations include:
Representing Business Owners in Business Disputes
Speaker: Lawrence M. Cirelli, partner at Hanson Bridgett LLP
What Every Lawyer and Every CPA Needs to Know About Client Trust Accounts
Speaker: Jay Foonberg, attorney, CPA, CLE presenter, author
How to Examine Election Year Tax Reform Proposals
Speaker: Annette Nellen, professor and director of San José State University
Anti-kickback Statue and the Stark Law
Speaker: Michael G. Polis, partner at Wilke Fleury LLP
The admission cost is $80 for AAA-CPA members and $90 for nonmembers. This includes education, continental breakfast and lunch. Click here for more information and here to register.
Help make a difference while you increase your bottom line.
Please join the AAA-CPA as we partner with The Financial Awareness Foundation and other leading financial service and nonprofit associations, their professionals and companies, nonprofits, educational institutions, larger employers, membership-based organizations, technology companies, government agencies and the news media in celebrating, supporting and participating the 2016 Improving Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy Movement with its concentrated personal finance content media blitz built around the strategic venues of:
The goals are to encourage you to actively support and join in the movement to alert, educate, motivate and assist the general public to cost-effectively establish and keep their estate, financial plans and gifting plans current. This is such a great opportunity to "do good" for the general public, generate new revenue opportunities for you and help produce needed gifts and bequests for nonprofits.
- 12th anniversary of National Financial Literacy Month (NFLM-April)
- Eighth anniversary of National Estate Planning Awareness Week (NEPAW — third week in October)
Please join us and the leading financial and nonprofit associations, companies and their professionals — nonprofits, educational institutions, larger employers, membership-based organizations, technology companies, government agencies and the news media — on this important initiative. Together we have the potential to help solve a major social challenge by advancing and contributing to one of the most amazing, broad-based, multifaceted movements for improving financial awareness and financial literacy.
By Annette Nellen, Esq., CPA, CGMA via AICPA Tax Insider, March 24
Congress enacted a large number of bills last year that included tax changes. Here's a helpful comprehensive summary of them, including effective dates and links to many resources.
The American Institute of CPAs said that the next version of the Uniform CPA Examination will launch April 1. The next version of the exam is based on a practice analysis, a research project overseen by the AICPA's board of examiners, which received input from different stakeholders in the accounting profession.
The Justice Department has warned individual taxpayers to beware of fraudulent tax return preparers and tax scheme promoters, and urged them to pay federal income taxes on time and in full. Noting that every taxpayer is ultimately responsible for the contents of his or her own return, Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the DOJ's Tax Division warned taxpayers "to be wary of anyone who guarantees a refund or who claims to sell a sure-fire way to reduce your taxes."
The richest private U.S. universities, including Harvard and Yale, said a tax-exempt status is crucial to their endowments and the schools' mission as academic and research institutions in response to an inquiry by U.S. lawmakers. The Republican leadership of two congressional committees with oversight of tax policy asked the wealthiest 56 private colleges about their endowments — with questions about financial aid, donations, investment returns and the cost to manage the funds. The deadline for the responses was April 1.
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Voice of America
The American race for president has put immigration to the top of the national conversation.
Some candidates argue that immigrants are a drag on U.S. taxpayers.
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board released recognition and measurement guidance for state and local governments that benefit from irrevocable split-interest agreements.
Under this type of giving arrangement, a donor transfers assets for the shared benefit of at least two beneficiaries: a government (often a public college, university or hospital) and another beneficiary designated by the donor.
The U.S. tax prep industry, from small players like Fishback, a three-year-old Nevada shop, to big ones like Intuit Inc.'s TurboTax, is stepping up its efforts to reach America's 83 million millennials. They are increasingly of tax-filing age and present their own business opportunities — and challenges.
Commercial Construction Contracts Important Provisions
Study Group: The New Nevada Commerce Tax — What, When, Where and How?
Study Group: Cognitive Decline, Dementia and Incapacity
California Chapter Education Program
Study Group: Marketplace Fairness — Is It Alive or Sleeping?
SG: Charitable Optimization
ESOPs — The Ultimate in Tax and Business Succession Planning That Benefits
Study Group: How Do States Catch You?
Study Group: Charitable Optimization
AAA-CPA Annual Meeting & Education Conference
7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063